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Plattsburgh, New York
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Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
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General Manufacturing
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3-5 years
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Bachelor's Degree
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Safety Specialist

Georgia-Pacific in Plattsburgh, NY has an immediate opening for a Safety Specialist.

This is a salaried position reporting to the Environmental Health & Safety Manager.  This position creates value providing support and leadership with employees to foster an environment of employee ownership and engagement regarding Georgia-Pacific’s safety culture and vision. 

In the Plattsburgh-Lake Champlain region, you can take advantage of the area's natural beauty, friendly people and easy access to outdoor adventure any time of year.  Here you'll find excellent schools, including colleges and universities, superior hospitals, health and elder care services and a wealth of employment opportunities.
Plattsburgh is located close to the Adirondack Mountains and Canada, providing easy access to skiing and hiking in the High Peaks or shopping and entertainment venues.  The region is home to a variety of arts and cultural events, boasts a rich history and offers many faith and diversity resources including community outreach, events and places of worship.  To find out more about the Plattsburgh area visit: www.northcountrygoodlife.com, www.cityofplattsburgh.com and http://goadirondack.com/
The selected individual will align with our company values and find fulfillment in being a role model and coach for other employees through the application of our Market Based Management (MBM®) framework and Guiding Principles, including Safety & Health Compliance and achievement of mill and corporate safety objectives.

Our culture at Georgia-Pacific is defined by the MBM^® philosophy, which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.
If you are looking for a career where you can use your passion and skills to create value for our customers and society, we want to learn more about you!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Providing support and leadership with employees to foster an environment of employee ownership and engagement regarding Georgia-Pacific’s safety culture and vision
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Company’s Health and Safety programs for the facility
  • Leading the utilization of the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA) process at the facility.  This involves leading hazard and risk assessment efforts and identifying/implementing corrective actions that appropriately reduce risk.
  • Leading the development and delivery of required regulatory training and work with facility personnel to increase awareness and actionable items to eliminate safety and health hazards and risks
  • Develop and facilitate a process to ensure timely completion of Facility and Department Risk Assessments and Safety Improvement Plans (SIPs)
  • Developing the mill’s capability to conduct effective incident investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence
  • Enhance the mill’s capability in improving fundamental safety programs.  Fundamental programs include, but are not limited to Confined Space, Emergency Response, Electrical, Safe Work Practices, Lock Out, Fall Protection, Incident Investigation, Mobile Equipment, Cranes and Rigging, Personal Protective Equipment, and Safe Work Permits
  • Performing ongoing evaluations/audits of safety and health programs to increase visibility of opportunities and provide floor level support and coaching

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Safety, a safety related field, Engineering, or other technical field
  • Three (3) or more years of safety-related work experience in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment OR individuals that have successfully completed the GP Entry Level Professionals program
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or have equivalent certification
  • Experience in paper manufacturing, converting and packaging automation
  • Experience establishing sustainable systems for compliance and continuous improvement

Why Work For GP? 

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.

Our familiar consumer brands include:
Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Its Harmon subsidiary is among the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran - Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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